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Episode #5: Cyber Insights by SOSA with Liron Barak, CEO BitDam

William Altman

Senior Analyst at SOSA

May 6, 2020

In today's remote-work world it is critical for enterprises to be able to stop advanced content-borne threats contained in files or URLs, and to protect email, cloud, and messaging services from malicious attacks.

In episode 5, William Altman interviews Liron Barak, CEO of BitDam. With BitDam, businesses can scan incoming files and links across all enterprise collaboration and messaging systems before they reach the end-user and stop attacks before they occur.

Liron answers questions on her company’s mission, her most top-of-mind cybersecurity trend in 2020, the rise of new content-borne threats that exploit fear surrounding COVID-19, and the significance of understanding cyber-attack malware families to help identify and stop new threats early.

Check out the full interview in the video above, or skip to the most relevant questions:

(1:07) Q1: What does your company do and how do you do it?

(2:46) Q2: When you think about cybersecurity trends today, ranging from threats to regulations (ex. ransomware, PII theft, nation-state threats, regulations, etc.) what is top of mind for you in 2020?

(4:11) Q3: When it comes to cybersecurity, the attacks haven’t stopped because of the coronavirus. If anything, they’ve increased. What are you seeing at BitDam that we should all know? Specifically, what’s happening with regard to attacks that are hidden in malicious files and content.

(6:18) Q4: I read that many major cyber attacks originate from one of only a handful of “malware families” – and that understanding the constantly evolving nature of these “families” is key to security. Can you unpack that for us? What are cyber-attack “malware families” and how can understanding them keep us safer?